This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am still in the midst of slowly but steadily plugging away at projects in my kitchen. We don’t have the time or money to do it all at once, so I can just do a little at a time. You can see the before pictures of the entire kitchen HERE and see what my plans are for the rest of it. I did decide that I do indeed want white cabinets afterall, and since the dishwasher when it is moved will be facing the entry to the kitchen I definitely want it to look cute…and white. It was black up until this last weekend when I changed that with a little cuteness and a little Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. Seriously ladies and gents, you need this stuff in your tool box if you are at all a DIYer or crafter! I’ll tell you a little more about it as I show you how I transformed my dishwasher.
Let’s take a look at the before again.
Nothing wrong with that. It’s a nicer, newer model, works like a charm and I have had no problems with it. I just wanted it white so that it would match my cabinets when I do paint them white…also my fridge is white so I am slowly getting everything to match.
The first thing we did was take the front panel off. Be careful with this step, there are live wires. We had no problems but you should be cautious! Instead of trying to decide what to do with the actual controls, I decided they would be fine black, so I used painters tape to cover that panel before I painted it.
Love how it turned out! The black doesn’t bother me at all. 🙂
The next step was building the panel that would cover the black. I had my hubby cut a piece of bead board to the exact size, but you could also have the guys at your local hardware store do that. Then we just cut the four pieces of trim to put on top. We used the Elmer’s Wood Glue and some clamps and let that set up for a while.
When that was all set up it was time to paint the new panel and the sides of the old one. I thought about trimming the sides, but I thought it might get too bulky and I didn’t want to bother with all of that. It was easier to just take the whole panel off and paint the sides.
I also used caulk around the edges inside of the frame to give it a more finished look, and once I attached the panel to the old dishwasher, I also caulked those edges. It really helped finish the whole thing.
Now let’s talk about attaching the wood panel to the metal panel shall we? You have to be careful when you are attaching Mixed Materials. Not just any glue will bond porous and non porous materials together, it needs to have the right chemical make up and this glue has it!
After that set up we put the pieces back on the dishwasher and I might have squealed a little like a school girl when I saw how cute it turned out. I mean how many people say they think their dishwasher is cute? You should be able to say that right?
Have you tried Elmer’s ProBond Advanced in your home improvement projects? It’s the only multi-surface glue that is able to attach mixed materials such as wood to metal, ceramic to drywall and glass to concrete while still giving a clean, foam free finish. I LOVE this product. I plan on using it to frame my plain mirrors when I move on to my bathrooms, to add finishes to my fridge, and to make some fun craft projects coming up.
What would you use it for? And what do you think of my pretty new dishwasher?
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